Ordering Tests: Step by Step

You can order tests by email, but not by phone.  For financial control reasons, orders cannot be accepted or amended by phone.  The steps for ordering and Conditions of Sale are summarised below.

  1. Review our website to decide which tests you want to order.
    If you want to examine a test before deciding to buy a full set, you can purchase what is called a “sample set”.

  2. Decide the quantity of each type of material you need for each test and class level.
    For example, typical orders include test booklets, separate answer sheets (necessary for administering Level 3–6 Reading and Maths tests), a manual, and scoring stencils.

  3. Download the Order Form, fill in the details of your order, and ensure the order has been approved by the school principal. If ordering the PPAD-E, you must ensure to download a Data Processor Agreement (DPA), sign, and return a scanned copy to ppad-e@erc.ie.

  4. Email your order to tests@erc.ie (or ppad-e@erc.ie for the PPAD-E test), keeping a copy for yourself.
    NOTE: Most test booklets are in packs of 5, and answer sheets in packs of 25. So, if you want to test 25 pupils, order only 5 packs of booklets and 1 pack of answer sheets, not 25 of each.  The exceptions are the Spelling Test, which is sold in packs of 25, and the Post-Primary Drumcondra Reasoning Test, where you can buy a specified amount of booklets and answer sheets.

  5. All materials will be sent directly to  the school address.  It is important to check the contents immediately, as discrepancies can only be dealt with up to a maximum of 14 days from date of delivery.

  6.  An invoice, which will include postage costs, will be posted to the principal shortly after delivery.

  7. The total amount must be paid within 30 days of date of invoice - Any subsequent orders cannot be processed until all overdue invoices have been paid.
    Payment should be lodged directly to the Test Department bank account (details are on your invoice).  You may also pay by cheque, but you must write your roll number and invoice number on the back of the cheque.  If you do not do so, your account may not be credited, because we may not know where the payment came from.

  8. Orders forms will also be accepted if posted to the Test Department, 66 Richmond Road, Dublin 3, D03 E702.


To place an order, click to select the appropriate primary or post-primary order form.  You will see an Excel file.  Save the file to your own computer (Select File and Save As), preferably using your roll number as the file name. Follow the instructions on the Instructions Tab, save, and email your order to tests@erc.ie or to ppade@erc.ie for the PPAD-E assessment.


Ensure that your order is only sent once, as postage and returns costs on duplicate orders will be charged, together with a 10% returns fee.


Queries: If you have any queries about our tests, please call us on 01 837 7614.  Bear in mind that we cannot process orders by phone.  However, we will try to address any other issues you may have.


Conditions of Sale

  • All orders and costs must be approved by the school principal.  It is the responsibility of the person submitting the order to secure appropriate approval.

  • Orders for the PPAD-E assessment require a signed DPA and will not be processed until a scan of the printed and signed DPA is received by email.

  • Do not include payment when you order.  The school principal will be invoiced after the school has received the order.  The invoice will include any postage and packing costs.

  • Invoices are payable within 30 days from the date of the invoice.

  • You must flag any discrepancies or errors in shipments or invoices no later than 14 days from date of issue.

  • Allow extra time during busy periods for processing and shipping your order.

  • In rare circumstances, test booklets and answer sheets may be returned, subject to:

    • prior arrangement

    • purchase within the previous 6 weeks.

    • all in original unbroken packages.

    • loose items will not be credited.

    • Items not sold in packages (stencils, manuals) are not returnable. All returns are subject to a handling charge of 10%.

For information on scoring for primary tests please click here: Scoring (Primary) | My Site (erc.ie)

For information on scoring for post-primary tests please click here: Ordering Tests | My Site (erc.ie)