Pei-Ying Lin

    Dr. Pei-Ying Lin

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas


    current practices and policies on test accommodations for students with diverse needs; pre-service teachers’ beliefs and practices of assessments; and the measurement and psychometric issues in large-scale and classroom assessments for students with special needs

    Curriculum Vitae


    Professional Background

    Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), Canada
    M.Ed., National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan
    B.Ed., National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

    Research Interests

    • Test accommodations for students with disabilities and English language learners
    • Assessments: Large-scale and classroom assessments
    • Educational measurement and psychometrics (including item response theory: differential item functioning, multi-level measurement modeling, and latent class analysis; classical test theory)
    • Quantitative methodology
    • Language and literacy development of students with disabilities and English language learners

    Refereed Contributions

    Lin, Y. C., & Lin, P. Y. (2010). Neural networks for reading as revealed by functional brain imaging: What have we learned from Chinese dyslexic children? Research in Applied Psychology, 47, 213-236.

    Lin, P. Y., & Childs, R. A. (2010). An analysis of orthographic processing: Alphabetic and Chinese readers’ visual-spatial concepts. In J. Chen, C. Wang, & J. Cai (Eds.). Teaching and Learning Chinese: Issues and Perspectives (pp. 257-275). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

    Lin, P. Y. (2009). Oral language skills: Immigrant children’s listening comprehension, oral vocabulary and reading comprehension. Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development. London, ON: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network. Retrieve from http://docs.cllrnet.ca/LARCIC/14%20Oral%20language%20skills%20Pei-Ying%20Lin%20Oct%2019.pdf

    Chen, X., & Lin, P. Y. (2008). Literacy interventions for Chinese children. Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development (pp. 1-7). London, ON: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network. Retrieve from http://literacyencyclopedia.ca/pdfs/topic.php?topId=262

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2007). The Simple View of Reading. Special Education Forum, 2, 70-81.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2007). The mechanisms of the brain with difficulties of listening comprehension. Special Education Quarterly, 105, 22-29.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2006). Teaching English language learners with special needs phonological awareness skills. Journal of Special Education of National Pingtung University of Education, 12, 74-85.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2006). Understanding children and adolescences with difficulties in listening comprehension: From physical and psychological perspectives. Journal of Child and Youth Welfare, 10, 267-284.

    Lin, P. Y. (2005). Learning strategies, cognitive styles and independent study of gifted elementary students. Journal of Gifted Education, 5(2), 107-136.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2005). Phonological awareness and teaching strategies for children facing difficulties in listening comprehension. Yun-Chia Journal of Special Education, 2, 55-64.

    Lin, P. Y. (2005). A case study: The application of Direct Instruction Model in mathematics for Elementary mentally challenged children. Hualien Journal of Special Education, 34, 7-15.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2005). The transition of secondary education in students with learning disabilities. Special Education Series of National Pingtung University of Education, 40(7), 185-206.

    Other Refereed Contributions

    Lin, P. Y., & Childs, R. A. (2011, May). The impact of setting accommodations on provincial assessment of students with learning disabilities: Balanced vs. unbalanced data in latent class analyses. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

    Lin, P. Y., & Childs, R. A. (2011, May). Test accommodations in Canadian provincial assessments: Current practices, policies, and research. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2010, August). The acquisition and development of children with learning disabilities learning English as a foreign language. Paper presented at the 118th Annual APA Convention, San Diego, US.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2010, July). The development of visual-spatial orthographic skill in Chinese children. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Berlin, Germany.

    Lin, P. Y. (2010, May). The impact of accommodations on large-scale assessment of English language learners with and without disabilities: A latent class analyses of multiple-choice performance on number sense and numeration items. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Montreal, Canada. 

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2010, March). The influence of language exposure on English literacy skills in EFL children with learning disabilities. Poster presented at the OISE/University of Toronto Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2009, Toronto, Canada.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2010, January). The development of English phonological awareness in EFL children with and without learning disabilities. Paper presented at the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, Miami, US.

    Lin, Y. C., Lin, P. Y. (2009, July). Do word spaces facilitate reading speed or reading comprehension? Evidence from Chinese children who are average and poor readers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS), York, UK.

    Lin, Y. C., Lin, P. Y. (2009, July). Reading comprehension in Chinese children: contributions of vocabulary, semantic-syntax analysis, and sentence disambiguation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the CSBBCS, York, UK.

    Lin, P. Y., & Chen, X. (2009, June). Levels of phonological awareness development in Chinese and Chinese-English bilingual children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Boston, US.

    Lin, P. Y., & Childs, R. A. (2009, April). An analysis of orthographic processing: Alphabetic and Chinese readers’ visual-spatial concepts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, US.

    Lin, P. Y., & Chen, X. (2009, April). The development of phonological awareness in Chinese and Chinese-English bilingual children. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, US.

    Lin, P. Y., & Lin, Y. C. (2009, March). A case study: Direct instruction in mentally challenged children's mathematical learning. Poster presented at the OISE/University of Toronto Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2009, Toronto, Canada.

    Lin, Y. C., & Lin, P. Y. (2009, March). Neural networks for reading in Chinese dyslexic children. Poster presented at the OISE/University of Toronto Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference 2009, Toronto, Canada.

    Lin, P. Y., & Chen, X. (2008, July). Chinese phonological awareness of Chinese and Chinese-English bilingual children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Asheville, North Carolina.

    Lin, P. Y. (2008, June). Verbal working memory in Chinese English language learners with learning disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, Toronto, Canada.

    Lin, P. Y. (2006, December). The English speech perception abilities of elementary school students with learning disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Special Education, National Chiayi University, Taiwan.

    Non-Refereed Contributions

    Lin, P. Y. (2010). Test accommodations in Canadian provincial assessments: Current practices, policies, and research (Technical Report). Toronto, CA: Canadian Test Center.

    Forthcoming Contributions

    Childs, R. A., & Lin, P. Y. (accepted). Preparing test examinees for test taking. APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology (APA Handbooks in Psychology Series). American Psychological Association.