CHEW Lee Chin

Position
Senior Lecturer

Designation
Assistant Dean, Higher Degrees by Coursework

Department
Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL), Psychological Studies (PS)

Office Location
NIE7-03-60A

Education
Ph.D. (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
M.Ed. (National University of Singapore)
BSc (Hons) (National University of Singapore)
CertEd (Institute of Education)

Email
leechin.chew@nie.edu.sg

Research Interests
Educational Assessment, Item Response Theory & its Applications, IT Use for Testing, Programme Evaluation, Action Research

  • Biographical Sketch

    Dr Chew Lee Chin is faculty researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab and assistant professor in the Psychological Studies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University where she teaches pre-service and master level courses in the teacher education programmes. Her teaching and research interests are focused on the areas of educational testing, item response theory and its application, IT use for testing, and programme evaluation. Previous to joining the National Institute of Education, she was for many years a school teacher and administrator. As a teacher educator, she has been involved with several local and overseas educational research projects since 1992 and is currently principal investigator of an on-going MOE-funded research and also a research project funded by the Learning Sciences Lab. In recent years, she has actively promoted action research by classroom teachers as a consultant with several schools. She has also been Honorary Secretary and Vice-President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore.

    Education

    • PhD- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Master of Education – National University of Singapore
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours)- National University of Singapore
    • Certificate in Education - Institute of Education (Singapore)

    Selected Publications

    Chew, L. C. (Ed) (2006). Action research across the curriculum. Prentice Hall, Pearson Education South Asia.

    Chew, L. C. (Ed) (2005). Innovation and Enterprise: Education for the New Economy, Educational Research Association of Singapore.

    Chew, L. C. & Seow, A. (2004). Getting ready to use technology for school-based testing. In R. Dawson (Ed) Research In and On Classroom, 294-300, Educational Research Association of Singapore.

    Seow, A. & Chew, L. C. (2004). Innovations in Computer-Assisted Assessment: What Busy Teachers Really Want. In Ambigapathy Pandian, et. al (eds). Perspectives on Computers in Language Learning. Universiti Sains Malaysia, 328-335.

    Chew L. C. (2004). A RASCH analysis of students’ perceptions of good citizenship: Tales from four Chinese cities. In the proceedings of the Pacific Circle Consortium 28th Annual Conference 2004, Hong Kong, 21-23 Apr 2004.(http://iediis4.ied.edu.hk/pcc2004/list_of_paper.asp)

    Teo, C. N. & Chew L. C. (2004). An implementation study on a WALK approach to assessing constructivist learning in mathematics. In R. Dawson (Ed), Research In and On Classroom, 337-342, Educational Research Association of Singapore.

    Teo, C. N. & Chew L. C. (2004). An investigation of factors influencing student performance in a WALK assessment of mathematics. In R. Dawson (Ed), Research In and On Classroom, 343-348, Educational Research Association of Singapore.

    Seow, A., Chew, L. C. & Luo, G. Z. (2002). Testing Standard English via the computer. In the proceedings of the STU-SAAL Colloquium, Singapore, (26-27 May 2000), Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics, 72-80.

    Chew, L. C. (2001). Issues and practices of school-based testing, and future challenges in innovative technological assessment, in Singapore. In the Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education conference 2001, Fremantle, Australia, (2–6 Dec 2001), paper code: che01553 in the CDROM: ISSN 1324-9320.

    Luo, G. Z., Chew L.C. & Seow, A. (2001). Linking and anchoring techniques in test equating using the Rasch model. In M. Danson & C. Eabry (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough University, U.K. (2–3 July 2001), 271-284.

    Seow, A., Chew L.C. & Luo G. Z. (2001). CAA validation in NIECELT and some pedagogical issues in question design and content of an innovative cloze. In M. Danson & C. Eabry (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough University, U.K. (2–3 July 2001), 445-458.

    Chew, L. C., Seow, A. & Luo, G. Z. (2001). Test reporting of English Language proficiencies of teacher trainees: Towards a profiling assessment system. In J. Ee, B. Kaur, N.H. Lee & B,. H. Yeap (Eds), New ‘Literacies’: Educational Response to a Knowledge-based Society, Singapore: Educational Research Association, 187-193.

    Chew, L. C., Ng, S. L. C. & Sim, W. C. (2001). eduTOOLS: A development of on-line tools for project work. In J. Ee, B.Kaur, N.H. Lee & B,. H. Yeap (Eds), New ‘Literacies’: Educational Response to a Knowledge-based Society, Singapore: Educational Research Association, 824-830.

    Chew, L. C., Ng, S. L. C. & Sim, W. C. (2001). Student readiness for eduTOOLS use: An investigation of their IT-related skills and behaviours. In J. Ee, B. Kaur, N.H. Lee & B,. H. Yeap (Eds), New ‘Literacies’: Educational Response to a Knowledge-based Society, Singapore: Educational Research Association, 831-838

    Chew, L. C. (2001). Using a Rasch model to analyse parallel forms of two achievement tests on biology. In Loo, S. P. (Ed), Educational Challenges in the New Millennium, Singapore: Educational Research Association, 88-94.

    Chew, L. C. (2001). Computerised adaptive testing: An investigation of factors affecting students’ test performance. In Loo, S. P. (Ed.), Educational Challenges in the New Millennium. Singapore: Educational Research Association, 403-409.

    Hsui-Yan, V., Seow, A. & Chew L. C. (1999) Developing computerised language proficiency tests at NIE. In Margit Waas (Ed.), Enhancing Learning: Challenge of Integrating Thinking and Information Technology into the Curriculum Vol.II (pp. 566-571). Singapore: Educational Research Association.

    Chew, L. C. (1999) Computer familiarity and attitude towards using computers among students in a Singapore secondary school. In Margit Waas (Ed.), Enhancing Learning: Challenge of Integrating Thinking and Information Technology into the Curriculum Vol. I (pp. 295-302). Singapore: Educational Research Association.

    Chew, L. C. (1999) A computerised adaptive testing approach: What are the benefits to students? In Margit Waas (Ed.),Enhancing Learning: Challenge of Integrating Thinking and Information Technology into the Curriculum Vol. I ,259-266. Singapore: Educational Research Association.

    Hsui-Yan, V., Seow, A. & Chew L. C. (1997). Implications of IT for English Language testing. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Information Technology in English Language Learning, Singapore, 213-225.

    Chew, L. C., Hsui-Yan, V. & Seow, A. (1997). An assessment of some test-criterion relationships of English Language tests. In the Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore, 203-208

    Chew, L. C. (1997). Students' reactions towards computerised adaptive testing. In the Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore, 163-170.

    Chew, L. C. (1997). Validity of computerised adaptive tests for biology achievement testing. In the Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore, 158-162.

    Chew, L. C. (1992). Career maturity characteristics and guidance needs of secondary students. In the Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association, Singapore, 73-83.

    Chew, L. C. (1992). Work values of adult professionals in an Asian culture. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Career Education, Guidance, Counselling and Pastoral Care, Queensland, Australia.

    Research Interest

    Educational testing and assessment, Item response theory & its applications, IT use for testing, Programme evaluation, Action research

    Projects

    Principal investigator of a 2-year MOE funded project on “The Diagnosis and Development of Pupils’ English Language Competence in Primary Schools through Computer-Assisted Assessment”. (EP4/05 CLC). This on-going project focuses on the use of computer technology for assisting EL assessment.

    Professional Activities

    • Member of Educational Research Association of Singapore
    • Consultant for School Action Research

    Awards

    Commonwealth Academic Staff Award - 1994