DfE EAL Proficiency Scale

DfE Proficiency Scale
From the autumn census 2016, schools are required by the DfE to record the proficiency levels of all pupils for whom English is an additional language on their school census returns. From 2017 this data return will be required once per year in the Spring census. Please read this EMTAS guidance on the use of the DfE proficiency scale  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 189kB, noting that it is not recommended as fit for the purpose of recording a baseline level nor for tracking progress of pupils for whom English is an Additional Language.