Post-primary Order Forms

You can order tests by submitting an order form by email. Orders for the PPAD-E also require a scanned copy of the signed DPA to be sent by email. Please remember that if you phone us, we can answer queries, but we cannot process orders over the phone. To avoid incurring a charge for duplicate orders, please do not send the same order multiple times.

Please note that there are two order for the post-primary tests: one for the new Post-Primary Assessment and Diagnosis-English (PPAD-E) and one for all other paper-based post-primary tests(Both order forms are only for paper-based tests. If you are interested in ordering computer-based versions of the Drumcondra Post-Primary Tests for English Reading Literacy or Mathematics, or the Drumcondra Reasoning Test, please email dots@erc.ie.)

 

Post-Primary Order Form (for post-primary tests other than PPAD-E)

You should use the Post-Primary Order Form to order:

  • Drumcondra Post-Primary Test – English Reading Literacy (for end of 2nd Year)

  • Drumcondra Post-Primary Test – Mathematics (for end of 2nd Year)

  • Drumcondra Reasoning Test (for incoming 1st Years)

  • Irish Test for English-medium schools (for incoming1st Years)

  • Triail Ghaeilge Dhroim Conrach – Scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge (Céad Bhliain)

 

To order post-primary tests (other than PPAD-E):

  1. Click HERE to download the order form

  2. Save the file to your own computer, using your roll number as the file name.

  3. Complete your order, and save.
    As you enter the quantities of materials you want, the editable form will automatically calculate the cost of your order.

  4. Email the completed order to tests@erc.ie.

To order the Post-Primary Assessment and Diagnosis – English (PPAD-E):

(Note: The assessment materials can be ordered between 14th June and 9th July and from 23rd August 2021. You may submit completed order forms by email to ppad-e@erc.ie, but not by phone.)

 

  1. Click HERE to download the PPAD-E order form and HERE to download the PPAD-E DPA (Data Processing agreement). The purpose of the DPA agreement for using the scoring and reporting tool is explained HERE.

  2. Save the order form and DPA files to your own computer, adding your roll number to the file names e.g. “ERC PPADE DPA 12345W”.

  3. Print your copy of the DPA, fill in the school details in the grey boxes on the first page of the document, and ask a relevant party (principal or designate) to read and sign the agreement (grey boxes on the last page). Upload a scanned copy of the signed DPA to your computer. 

  4. Complete your order in the excel order form, and save.
    As you enter the quantities of materials you want, the editable form will automatically calculate the cost of your order.

 

Email the completed order form and a scanned copy of the completed and signed DPA to ppad-e@erc.ie.

 

Delivery of materials, access to the scoring and reporting tool and payment:

  • All materials will be sent directly to the school address. Early bird orders will be dispatched from 20th August. It is important to check the contents immediately, as discrepancies can only be dealt with up to 14 days from date of delivery.

  • Login details to access the scoring and reporting tool and links to online training materials and Manual 3 will be provided by email at the same time that orders are dispatched to schools.

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

  • The total amount must be paid within 30 days of date of invoice. Any subsequent orders cannot be processed until any overdue amount has 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 must note 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.

 

For more information on the assessment please email: ppad-e@erc.ie