Panel considers charges related to altered tests

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A panel will consider three administrative charges against a Davenport principal in connection with altered student test scores.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1cWQdzq ) the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners set a hearing for Jan. 2 and 3 to consider charges against Sara Gott, who was principal at Madison Elementary School last February, when the district found changes to the 2013 Iowa Assessments given to students.

A statement of charges says Gott gave false information to a board investigator and misleading information involving her discussions with others about the investigation.

Gott has denied wrongdoing. She couldn’t be reached to comment.

Cathy Cartee, an attorney representing Gott, calls the charges unfounded.

In July, authorities announced no criminal charges would be filed in the matter.

Gott now works at a different Davenport school.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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