What earns an A grade can vary among districts, states

06/26/2010 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Pennsylvania, school districts are able to set their own grading policies, leading parents in the Fox Chapel Area School District to recently push for a grading change to make their children more competitive with those from neighboring districts. The district will award an A to students who score 93% and above -- not the 90% that parents pushed for. The variations in grading have led some states, including Florida and West Virginia, to establish standard grading practices for all schools.

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