Dr Wong Hwei Ming is a Research Fellow in the Office of
Education Research, National Institute of Education (NIE).
Prior to joining NIE, Dr Wong was a primary school teacher at
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (Primary) for several years. She has also
worked in the Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE) as an educational
psychologist in the Psychological and Guidance Services Branch (former),
Education Programmes Division.
Wong has more than 9 years of experience in education research. She
first worked as a Research Associate in the Centre of Research in Pedagogy and
Practice, NIE on several assessment projects, such as CORE 1 Panel 5 (2004–2005)
the quality of the Singaporean teachers’ assessment tasks/assignments, the
quality of students’ work, giving her the familiarity of conducting interviews
with teachers, and evaluating assessment tasks. She also worked on the SING*READ
Assessment project (2005–2006) for Primary 1 students and has helped to design
some of the assessment items.
projects that Dr Wong has worked on include: Improving Teacher Assessment
Literacy through Professional Development in Redesigning Classroom Assessment
Tasks (2006–2007), Teacher Agency for Professional Development in Science
Education (2007–2009), Scaling Up Smart Pen Technology for Primary One Reading
Assessments (2009–2010), and Formative Assessments of Reading Comprehension (2009–2011).
recent years, Dr Wong worked on two MOE-contracted projects: Assessments of
Literacy and Numeracy in P1 and P2 Classrooms (2009–2010) and PERI Summative
Evaluation Baseline Study (2011–2013) where she had oversight of the hiring,
data collection, data analysis and management of research assistants. She is
currently working on another MOE-contracted project: PERI Summative Evaluation
Follow-up Study (2014–2015) as a Co-Principal Investigator.