PPAD-E (Post-Primary Assessment and Diagnosis - English) Order Form

The PPAD-E assessment for 1st Year Students will be available to order online later this year but, for now, orders for the PPAD-E should be made by following the process below.

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

(Note: Orders for the PPAD-E require a scanned copy of the signed DPA (Data Processing Agreement)  as well as the order form to be sent by email to tests@erc.ie. 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.)


  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.  If you are unsure about what materials to order or any of the steps involved, you will find answers to common questions in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

  3. 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”.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. Note that only one complete testing kit is needed per school and that schools who have materials remaining from autumn 2020 may use them in autumn 2021.  For more detailed advice on what to order see PPAD-E FAQs below.


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


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

  • 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 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 about the assessment, please email: ppad-e@erc.ie.

For order queries, email: tests@erc.ie.