The DES has released €40,000 of funding to promote engagement with standardised tests at post-primary level. This once-off scheme will provide free access to new tests of English reading and Mathematics for Second Years, using the Drumcondra Online Testing System (DOTS). Funding will be available to schools on a first-come first-served basis. Tests can be taken before the end of the current school year, with immediate results provided. For more information, click here.