Monica: So here is my dilemma. Last year my 6th grade autistic son applied for the DATA program (a MAGNET Program) that specializes in technology. He was refused acceptance into the program because one of the requisites was to pass the STARR. My issue is this: when his results came back showing he made NO improvement, the district waved it off, stating he is autistic and cannot be expected to do well. If this is the case and it is expected, then how can they limit his ability to enter a program that is based on STARR passing? It seems to me that state testing is preventing him from being able to participate in programs that others are qualified for. This was the only requirement that he did not meet.