Regional news channel graded the state schools using state standardized test scores as the main criteria. I have no faith in their grade of any school, let alone mine, using that as the criterion. My students hate standardized tests-especially those that are not applicable to them at all-no affect on their G.P.A., their graduation, their entrance to post-secondary education or careers (oh yes, occasionally a student will have a high state standardized test score and a low national standardized test score but not frequently!).
Well hate may be a strong term, perhaps dislike is better. My students dislike the interruption to their learning to take state-mandated tests that have no value to their lives period. So grading my school or any school on such a test score means nothing to me either.