The Office of District and School Performance (ODSP) provides state, district, and school level accountability (performance) measures on an annual basis. These data measures are used to help stakeholders make decisions regarding areas of improvement and need within our state education system. The Mississippi Statewide Accountability System assigns a performance rating of A, B, C, D, and F for each school and district based on established criteria regarding student achievement, individual student growth, graduation rate, and participation rate. Statewide assessments are used to measure proficiency and growth in proficiency for students in grades 3-8 and high school students taking end-of-course subject area assessments in Algebra I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History. Schools and districts are expected to have an assessment participation rate of 95% or greater.