In this Thursday, April 18, photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first graders Jacqueline Wright, left, and Kennedy Thomas, work through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's

 

              In this Thursday, April 18, photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first graders Jacqueline Wright, left, and Kennedy Thomas, work through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School
In this Thursday, April 18, photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first graders Jacqueline Wright, left, and Kennedy Thomas, work through a lesson as part of Atlanta Public School's after-school remediation program in Atlanta. Anxiety is high among students and teachers with state standardized tests set to begin Tuesday. A lot of focus and criticism has been aimed at the tests, known as CRCT in Georgia, since one of the nation's largest cheating scandals erupted within the Atlanta Public Schools system a few years back that included allegations that teachers and principals changed scores to inflate performance. While criminal charges are pending against 35 former Atlanta educators, the district has been working on a system-wide remediation program aimed at helping those directly affected by the cheating scandal and others who have simply fallen behind. (AP Photo/David Goldman)