WONG Hwei Ming

Research Scientist

Office of Education Research (OER)

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Dr Wong holds a Ph.D. in Education as well as an M.A. in Applied Psychology (with a specialisation in Educational Psychology) from NIE, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) from NIE, NTU and a B.A. (Psychology) from The University of Queensland.


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Research Interests
Assessment for Learning, Assessment Literacy, Baseline Research, Children at Risk (Disability), Counselling, Educational Psychology, Formative Assessment

  • 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.

    Dr 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) that examined 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.

    Other 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).

    In 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.


  • Dr Wong has received several awards in her early research career including the Outstanding Presentation Award and the International Fellowship Award at the International Conference on Science Education for Next Society 2008 (ICSENS 2008), and an International Committee Scholarship at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2009 conference (NARST 2009).