Dr Soh Kay Cheng

Research Consultant/Senior Fellow

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Fax : (65) 6467 1278

Email : kaycheng.soh@sccl.sg

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Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
National University of Singapore

Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
University of Manchester

Diploma in Educational Guidance
University of Manchester

Senior Fellowship
Singapore Centre for Chinese Language

 

Teaching and Research Experience

Senior Fellow, School of Education
National Institute of Education.

Head, Centre for Applied Research in Education
National Institute of Education

Head, Testing and Guidance
Institute of Education

Deputy Director (Languages)
Ministry of Education

Assistant Director (Curriculum)
Ministry of Education.

Principal
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Principal
Seng Chi Primary School

Teacher
Tow Zhou Primary School

Other Professional Experiences

Singapore Centre for Chinese Language
Research Consultant

Singapore International Management Academic
Lecturer

Ministry of Education, Singapore
Consultation on the eduLab projects, editing and co-writing of the Assessment Guidebook for Primary
Mathematics
, training Research Activists, consultation on the PETALSTM project and Chief Editor of the
North Star, Evaluation of IT Master Plan, New ‘A’-Level Curriculum, 10’C Project

Educational Bureau, Hong Kong SAR
Refinement of the Hong Kong School Appraisal System indictors

Singapore schools
Action Research Workshops and evaluation of programmes, including primary schools and schools for
intellectually challenging children

Singapore Ministries
Social survey projects (National Identify; Moral Education)

Singapore Poly
Research and statistics workshop, survey projects

Temasek Poly
“Beyond 60” (Survey of the needs of the aged)

Republic Poly
Research and Statistics workshops for professional staff

Housing Development
Research and Statistics workshops for professional staff

Courses Conducted

  • 教育研究方法论
  • 教育统计学
  • 教育测量与评估
  • 创意心理学

Research Interests

  • 双语教育
  • 世界大学排名
  • 国际学生学力比较
  • 创意教育
  • 教师评量学养

Selected Publications

  1. Soh, Kaycheng (in press) (2017) World University Ranking: Statistical Issues and Possible remedies. : World scientific.
  2. Soh, Kaycheng (in press) (2017) PISA: Effects on Singapore, East Asia, and the World : World scientific.
  3. Soh, Kaycheng (2017) Help Your Child Learning Chinese Language Efficiently and Happily: Psychology-based Tips for English Speaking Parents. : Singapore Centre for Chinese Language.
  4. Soh, K. (2016) Understand Test and Exam Results Statistically; An Essential Guide. : Springer.
  5. Soh, K. (2013) Social and Educational Rankings: Problems and Prospects. New York: Untested Ideas Research Centre.
  6. Soh, K. C. (2009) Analyzing Data & Interpreting Outcomes: Statistical Toolbox for Teacher-Researchers. Singapore: Cobee Publishers.
  7. Soh, K. C. (2008) Workshop on Action Research: Transforming Teachers to Action Researchers.
  8. Soh, K. C. (2007) Assessment in Counselling Study Units 1 to 7. : SIM University.
  9. Soh, K. C. (2006) Workshops on Action Research: A Guide for Teachers to Become Teacher-researchers.
  10. Soh, K. C. (1999) Chinese Language without Tears: Tips for English-Speaking Parents. Singapore: Nature Craft.
  11. Soh, K. C. (1978) On Assessment: Ten Talks for Educational Practitioners (1978). Singapore: Educational Publications Bureau.
  12. 苏启祯 (2007) 《行动研究工作坊》 香港: 思维工程。
  13. 苏启祯 (2000) 《带着微笑学华文》
  14. 苏启祯 (2000) 《为语文教学把脉》 新加坡: 莱佛士出版社。
  15. 苏启祯 (2000) 《为学习心理解码》 新加坡: 莱佛士出版社。
  16. 苏启祯 (1980) 《随想曲》 新加坡: 教育出版社。
  17. 苏启祯 (1977) 《从理论到实践: 教育与心理论文集》 新加坡: 教育出版社。
  18. 苏启祯 (1975) 《语文与心理》 新加坡: 教育出版社。
  19. 苏启祯 (1968) 《习心理与教师》 新加坡: 师资训练学院。
  20. 苏启祯 (1965) 《交响小品与交响诗》 新加坡: 乐声公司。

  1. Soh, K.(2016) Nearing the World-Class: Singapore’s Two Universities in QSWUR 2015/16. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016.
  2. Soh, K.(2015) What the overall doesn’t tell about world university rankings: Examples from ARWU, QSWUR, and THEWUR in 2013. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015.
  3. Soh, K.(2015) Multicolinearity and indicator redundancy problem in world university rankings: An example using Times Higher Education world University Rankings 2013-2014 data.. Higher Education quality, 69 (2), 158-174.
  4. Soh, K.(2015) Creativity fostering teacher behaviour around the world: annotations of studies using the CFTIndex.. Cogent Education, 2015.
  5. Cheung, K-c., Mak, S-k., Sit, P-s., Soh, K. C. (2015) A typology of student reading engagement: preparing for response to intervention in the school curriculum. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 48, 32-42.
  6. Sit, P-s., Cheung, K-c., Cheong, W-c., Mak, S-k., Soh, K-c., & Ieong, M-k. (2015) What studying problems are faced by the adolescent grade repeaters in macao: Uncovering underlying mechanisms based on evidence from the PISA 2012 study. Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015.
  7. Dikici, A. & Soh, K. (2015) Indexing creativity fostering teacher behavior: replication and modification. Higher Education of Social Science, 9 (3), 1-10.
  8. 苏启祯 (2015) 双语双重意符模式与语码调换测试—探讨更有效的双语教学。, 中教学报, 38, 1-9页。
  9. 苏启祯 (2015) 从三个小毛病,看一个大问题:远眺新加坡是华文。, 华文学刊, 12, 1-13页。
  10. Soh, K. C. & Ho, K. K. (2014) A Tale of two cities’ university rankings comparing Hong Kong and Singapore. Higher Education, 2014.
  11. Ho, K.K. & Soh, K. (2014) A comparison of world rankings between Hong Kong and Singapore on the cultural, Economical, and Educational perspectives in the Context of East Asia.. International Journal of Social and Educational Rankings, 1 (1), 14-30.
  12. Cheung, K-c., Sit, P-s., Soh, K-c,Ieong, M-k., & Mak, S-k. (2014) Predicting academic resilience with reading engagement and demographic variables: Comparing Shanghai, Hong Kong, Korea, and ssingapore from the PISA perspective. Asia Pacific Educational Review, 23 (4), 895-909.
  13. Soh, K.(2014) Problem of indicator weights and multicollinearity in world university rankings: comparisons of three systems.. Higher Education Review, 46 (2), 47-60.
  14. Soh, K.(2014) Test language effect in international achievement comparisons: An example from PISA 2009.. Cogent Education., 2014.
  15. Soh, K.(2014) Is Time NOT Always a Factor of Achievement? A lesson from Re-analyzing PISA Data.. International Journal of TESOL and Learning,, 1 (1), 50-64.
  16. Soh, K. (2013) Rectifying an honest error in world university rankings: A solution to the problem of indicator weight discrepancies. Journal of Higher Education Policy and management., 2013.
  17. Soh, K. (2013) A rejoinder to “A “Big Mac” index for academics’, by Larry M. Bates.. European Journal of Higher Education., 2013.
  18. Soh, K. (2013) Finland and Singapore in PISA 2009: similarities and differences in achievements and school management.. Compared: A journal of comparative and International Education., 2013.
  19. Soh, K. (2013) Times Higher Education 100 under 50 ranking: old wine in a new bottle?. Quality in Higher Education, 19 (1), 111-121.
  20. Soh,K. (1-8, iFirst Article) (2013) Nominal versus attained weights in Universitas 21 Ranking. Studies in Higher Education, 2013.
  21. Soh, K. C. (2013) Peer Review: Has It a Future.. European Journal of Higher Education., 2013.
  22. Soh, K. C. (2013) How much can we trust test scores?. Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre Journal, 12, 131-149.
  23. Soh, K. C. (2012) Simpson’s paradox and confounding factors in university rankings: A demonstration using QS 2011-12 data. European Journal of Higher Education, 2 (4), 389-402.
  24. Soh, K. (2012) World University Rankings: What Is in for Top Ten East Asian Universities?. New Horizon of Education, 60 (2), 36-50.
  25. Soh,K. C. (1-13, iFirst Article) (2012) The U21 Rankings of National Higher Education Systems: re-analyze to optimize. European Journal of Higher Education, 2012.
  26. Soh,K. C. (1-4, iFirst Article) (2012) U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems: a report sponsored by Universitas 21, Book Review. European Journal of Higher Education, 2012.
  27. Soh,K. C. (1-13, iFirst Article) (2012) World university rankings: take with a large pinch of salt.. European Journal of Higher Education, 2012.
  28. Soh, K. C. (2012) Profiling universities, not only ranking them: maximizing the information of predictors. Higher Education Review, 44 (2), 27-42.
  29. Soh, K. (2013) Misleading university rankings: cause and cure for discrepancies between nominal and attained weights. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35 (2), 206-214.
  30. Soh, K. C. (2012) Bilingual testing at the phrase and text levels and its implication for bilingual programme. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 3 (2).
  31. Soh, K. C. (2012) World university rankings: take with a large pinch of salt. European Journal of Educational Research, 2011.
  32. Soh,K. C. (1-7, iFirst Article) (2011) Mirror, mirror on the wall: a closer look at the top ten in university rankings.. European Journal of Higher Education, 2011.
  33. Soh, K. C. (2011) Grade point average: what’s wrong and what’s the alternative. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 33 (1), 27-36.
  34. Soh, K. C. (2011) Don’t read university rankings like reading football league tables: taking a close look at the indicators. Higher Education Review, 44 (1), 15-29.
  35. Soh, K. C. (2011) Testing students’ bilingual ability in a bilingual manner. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 2 (2), 253-266.
  36. Soh, K. C. (2011) Profiling universities, not only ranking them: maximising the information of predictors. Higher Education Review, 44 (2), 27-42.
  37. Soh, K. C. (2011) Testing students’ bilingual ability in a bilingual manner.. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 2 (2).
  38. Soh, K. C. (2011) Mirror, mirror on the wall: a closer look at the top ten in university rankings. European Journal of Higher Education, 1 (1), 77-83.
  39. Soh, K. C. (2011) Statistically speaking, correctly.. North Star, 2 (2), 108-126.
  40. Soh, K. C. (2011) What’s wrong when it goes wrong?. Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre Journal, 10, 9-19.
  41. Soh, K. C. (2011) Grade point average: what's wrong and what's the alternative?. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 33 (1), 27-36.
  42. Soh, K. C. (2011) At the rear mirror and through the wind screen: teachers becoming teacher-researchers in Singapore schools. New Horizons in Education, 59 (1), 12-24.
  43. Soh, K. C. (2011) Above-level testing: assumed benefits and consequences. I. D. E. A., 2, 3-8.
  44. Soh, K. C. (2011) Don’t read university rankings like reading football league tables: taking a close look at the indicators. Higher Education Review, 44 (1), 15-29.
  45. Soh, K. (2010) What are the chances of success for my project? And, what if it was already done? Using meta-analyzed effect sizes to inform project decision-making. Educational Research Journal, 25 (1), 13-25.
  46. Soh, K. C. (2010) Bilingual dual-coding and cod-switching. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 1 (2), 271-296.
  47. Soh, K. C. (2010) Clearing some cobwebs of effect size.. North Star, 2 (1), 60-74.
  48. Soh, K. C. (2010) Bilingual dual-coding and code-switching: implications for the L1 in L2 learning.. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 1 (2), 271-295.
  49. Soh, K. C. (2010) What are the chances of success of my project? And, what if it was already done? Using meta-analyzed effect size to inform project decision-making.. Educational Research Journal, 25 (1), 13-25.
  50. Soh, K. C. (2009) Effect size (again): the point-biserial correlation.. North Star, 1 (2), 58-64.
  51. Soh, K. C. (2008) Effect size: what does it do for educational action researchers?. North Star, 1 (1), 63-70.

  1. 苏启祯 (2015年9月) 新加坡的华文教学研究:何去何从?, 主题演讲:第四届国际研讨会,“华文第二语文的教与学”, 新加坡。

  1. 苏启祯 (2016年4月) 超水平测试的利弊, 高级院士颁发仪式, 新加坡。
  2. 苏启祯 (2015年7月) 从学生到学生:以问题为中心的研究策略, 国立教育学院与华文教研中心专业论坛, 新加坡。