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In wake of cheating scandal, Atlanta schools work to help kids who were left behind

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    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School principal Robin Robbins, center, meets with students during 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) (The Associated Press)

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    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School student teacher Nicole Devoe, right, watches as third grader Samson Hall, works 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) (The Associated Press)

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    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) (The Associated Press)

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    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School first grader Cahron Houston, left, works through a lesson with instructor Kamean Daniels, right, 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) (The Associated Press)

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    In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 photo, Burgess-Peterson Elementary School second grader Anita Breland, left, holds math flash cards as Infinite Smith, rear left, works with instructor Lola Onikoyi, right, 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) (The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Public Schools system is spending millions on remediation programs to help those directly affected by a massive cheating scandal and others who've simply fallen behind.

Thirty-five former Atlanta educators, including former Superintendent Beverly Hall, have been named in a criminal indictment alleging test scores were changed between 2006 and 2009 to inflate student performance.

While that case is pending, the Atlanta Public Schools has been working to give students the help they need. Current Superintendent Erroll Davis says students didn't get the help they needed because their test scores weren't properly recorded.

In addition to remediation program, the district has implemented mandatory ethics training and installed "automatic trigger points," which uses technology to identify outliers in test scores.

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