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A triple period of literacy

TIM Cornford, head of assessment at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, admits in his letter (TES, January 28) that "The 1999 (key stage 2 English) tests were, as always, extensively trialled to ensure that they were equall friendly for all children".

Thanks Tim! I always suspected that something was behind the ever-upward spiral of results.

Tom Burkard

Secretary, The Promethean Trust

Riverside Farm

Easton, Norwich

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