Data analysis can provide a snapshot of what students know, what they should know, and what can be done to meet their academic needs. With appropriate analysis and interpretation of data, educators can make informed decisions that positively affect student outcomes. Research has shown that using data in instructional decisions can lead to improved student performance. No single assessment can tell educators all they need to know to make well-informed instructional decisions, so researchers stress the use of multiple data sources (SEDL’s Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers). West Shore School District utilizes a variety of assessments to support student growth and achievement.