The Hernando County, Fla., school board shelved a proposal to institute a no-zero grading policy after an uproar from parents. But a policy that would have led to more consistency in grading for elementary-school students countywide also was postponed. Under that proposal, which may be discussed in the future, 80% of student grades would be based on tests and quizzes, while teachers would have more freedom to determine what accounts for the remaining 20%.

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