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Teacher salaries: Asking the right question about statistics

GAGEpack video tip: Tasks tab

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

Bytes and pieces

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly summary of blog posts from PQ Systems, developers of software solutions and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance.

The PQ Systems blog is your hub for industry quality news, case studies, information about product enhancements, and tips to enhance your software use. Have your say and exchange ideas in this interactive format.

Teacher salaries:
Asking the right question about statistics

Approaching the end of the school year means focusing on graduation rates, dropout rates, and other data suggesting trends for students. Opportunities for considering statistics abound; but one must continue to examine the way that these statistics are actually used, by asking the right questions about the data. For example: As teachers finish state testing regimens and head into final exams, it may be useful to see data related to average pay for teachers. Is it going up?
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GAGEpack video tip:
Tasks tab

Navigating the Tasks tab to effectively manage your upcoming workload.
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
A classic quiz from Professor Cleary— and last month's winners!

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Cheri Schillinger (Metal Powder Products, PA); Ward Monn (Fenner Dunlop, OH); and Johnnie Abbott (Concote Corp., TX). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by June 30.
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Data in everyday life:
Global land-ocean temperature index

Summer is here and the temperature continues to rise at the PQ headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. The chart below displays the Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index over the past 100 years. Each data point represents the deviation from the base (base = 1951-1980 mean) for the annual global temperature average over time.
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David SchwinnSix Sigma and more:
Purpose, passion, and performance

David Schwinn shares examples of solid leadership with purpose, passion, and performance—qualities to be developed in everyday work life.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • 3-D printing in manufacturing: HASCO has developed a method to produce low volumes of injection molded prototypes with Stratasys 3-D printing.

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