Marston Middle School

Home of the Mariners

Pride in Excellence

Testing and Performance

Test smart kids
TestSmart: Check out this great resource from our district for students, parents and educators.

See our School Report Card (SARC)

California Standards Test Results

Academic Performance Index

California Fitness Test

Parent Reference Page

How Does Marston Make the Grade?
At Marston, we focus on raising student achievement all year long, not just at test time. In addition to providing a core curriculum built around California curriculum standards, we offer a variety of elective possibilities and programs to meet the individual needs of our diverse student body.
We actively seek out ways to help students with their studies beyond class time by offering an extensive after school reading and mathematics program, We also use the time beyond class hours to implement our Staff-to-Student Mentor Program.
Each year we have a Girls’ Conference and a Conference for English Learners. We have a Striving Readers Grant that is focused on assisting students who struggle with reading by providing specialized instruction geared toward providing comprehending text that is read in all subject areas.

Testing is an important time to take the academic temperature of students and the school. We take measurements constantly in our classrooms to help our students succeed, and master their schoolwork. The following is a list of the many different testing programs. Follow the links at the bottom to find your child's grade and testing results on standardized tests.

Nationally Mandated Testing

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), grade 4.

State Mandated Testing

State Testing and Reporting (STAR) Opens in new window. includes the California Achievement Test, Sixth Edition (CAT/6) and the California Standards Test (CST) for grades 2-5. These test reading, language, math and spelling skills and writing assessment. The results are used to report the school's Academic Performance Index (API). California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Opens in new window. monitors the progress of English learners. Grades K-5. FITNESSGRAM Opens in new window.: Physical Fitness Test for grade 5.

District Mandated Testing

Includes the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT) and the Analytic Reading Inventory (ARI) for grades 4 & 5 and the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) for grades K-3. Fifth graders are also given a mathematics exit exam used for placement at the middle-school level.

Special Education Testing

Parents may request that a district psychologist and resource specialist evaluate their children for learning disabilities. Requests are to be made to the principal. An Instructional Study Team (IST) will meet with the parent or guardian to determine the appropriateness of the request.

School Performance

  • California Standards Test (CST) Results PDF
  • Results for the California Achievement Test, Sixth Edition PDF
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC) PDF