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The Duval County School Board recently changed the way many teachers are evaluated.

Teachers will get more credit for student improvement — while at the same time getting penalized more when students fall behind.

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Controversial data on Florida’s school teachers are now public after a legal battle last year. 

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About 15 percent of Duval County teachers were rated as highly effective and nearly 77 percent rated effective in the 2013-14 year, according to the Florida Department of Education.

The state department released preliminary personnel evaluations based on Value-Added Model data Wednesday.

A full list of preliminary evaluation results is available on the Florida Department of Education's website.

The department said an updated report of evaluations will be released  in January.