In my personal experience with standardized tests, I have found that I do better in school than I do on standardized tests. In elementary school I always made First Fonors; in high school I always Received Distinguished honors; and in college I am on Dean's List. I have always gotten good grades but for some reason my standardized test scores were not up to par with my school grades. My SAT scores were just average and they did not reflect the type of student I really was.
I understand that there are state-mandated standardized tests and that they are important to use for appropriate purpose only. But personally, I would not like to look at students' standardized tests scores as a means of assessment. I would rather look at my students' overall progress during the school year to assess them properly.