Schools should continue to assess pupils using P scales 1-4 in 2018/19 and 2019/20. P scales 5-8 have been replaced by the pre-key stage standards for KS1 and KS2.
This guidance is for:
It applies to:
academies and free schools
non-maintained special schools
It specifies performance attainment targets (P scales) and performance descriptors for pupils aged 5 to 16 with special educational needs (SEN) who are working below the standard of the national curriculum tests and assessments, and not yet engaged in subject-specific study.
Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.