Some families choose to opt out of state tests. More and more schools are sharing info about how they deal with that gap in info on a child’s application. Quick note: screened schools (one admissions method) look at data which includes grades, test scores and attendance. Some screened schools have additional screens like testing, interviews, essays, auditions.
Opt Out NYC has been compiling info from schools about how they handle things:
and here is the schools they have info about:
If you don’t see the info above, you can absolutely ask at tours/open houses.