On March 10th, Minister Richard Bruton, launched the new Drumcondra Online Testing System (DOTS) and a suite of standardised “Drumcondra” tests for post-primary schools. The DOTS is a cloud-based, fully integrated, secure system for the delivery of standardised tests to Irish students.
In parallel with the development of the testing platform, three new standardised tests were developed and are now available for use by post-primary teachers. These are:
· Drumcondra Reasoning Test – for incoming First Years
· Drumcondra Maths Test – a curriculum-linked test for the end of Second Year
· Drumcondra Reading Test – a curriculum-linked test for the end of Second Year