One of these press releases is not like the other
There are several elections going on right now: Mainly, the governor's race, the mayoral race, and the special Senate election.
So let's take a quick break from the mayoral race, hop on over to the race for governor, and play a version of the well-known Sesame Street game. (All in good fun, of course.)
Which one of these press releases (the headline, mostly) from the state Department of Education isn't the same as the others?
Sept. 2, 2009: Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Continued MCAS Improvement
2009 Release Marks Earliest Results Have Been Public Since Beginning of MCAS
BOSTON â€“ Tenth graders made across-the-board gains on last yearâ€™s MCAS exam, and 83 percent of students have already met the stateâ€™s minimum testing requirements needed to earn a high school diploma on their first try, according to 2009 results released by the Patrick-Murray Administration at a Statehouse ceremony attended by Lieutenant Governor Murray and state education officials on Wednesday.
Sept. 16, 2008: 2008 MCAS Results Show Continued Mathematics Gains in All Grades
Declining Results in Elementary Reading Prompt Call For Change
BOSTON â€“ For the second year in a row, Massachusetts students in every grade tested made gains on the 2008 Mathematics MCAS exams, resulting in the best math results in the history of the state's assessment program, according to results released on Tuesday.
Sept. 12, 2007: STATEWIDE MCAS RESULTS SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN ALL GRADES
Biggest Gains Seen in Grades 3-8
BOSTON - Students in grades 3-8 reversed two years of flat performance on the 2007 MCAS exams, and more 10th graders than ever before met the state's graduation requirement by passing the English and Math exams on their first try, according to statewide results released today.