I have a Year 2 child with autism who is unable to take a SATs paper because they would not be able to access it. I have spoken with the SENCO, the HT, various colleagues and no-one is too sure how to level him. In reading, he is on the Orange books in Read, Write, Inc which puts his decoding at a 1a - he reads words by sight and is unable to sound out words or learn to read using phonics - he is unable to answer any questions about a text so I am not sure of his understanding, although he does laugh in the right places and uses pictures to help him (a word was night and he said 'dark', from using the picture). Would this put him within the P levels because I cannot evidence his comprehension? With his writing, he doesn't write independently ever. However, he can say a story, TA scribes it, he then copies it and puts all her lower case in to his upper case - so again, there is some understanding there, but not able to evidence independent writing. Maths he takes part in various activities and has some good understanding, so I am able to give him a level of 1a by using APP. Any advice you could give about his reading and writing levels would be much appreciated. Thanks.