Psychological Test, Gates Primary Reading Test. Type 1. Word Recognition. Form 2


Arthur I. Gates (1890-1972) obtained his Bachelor of Law (1914) and his MA (1915) from the University of California at Berkeley and his PhD. from Columbia University (1917). He spent the rest of his career on the faculty of Teachers College at Columbia, putting special emphasis on the study of reading and language arts. Teachers College published his tests. Gates not only was the author of reading tests at several levels but of textbooks and basal readers.

Gates divided his test into three “types” of skills. Type 1, tested here, is word recognition. This form of the exam, which was designed for primary students (grades 1 and 2), was copyrighted in 1926. It is Form 2 of this test.

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American Psychological Association, 1962 Directory, ed. James Q. Holsopple, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1962, p. 244.

MacGinitie, Walter, “The Contribution of Arthur I. Gates,” Conference of the International Reading Association, St. Louis, 1981. This is online at a site known as, accessed April 20, 2020.

Date Made: 1926

Author: Gates, A. I.Publisher: Columbia University. Teachers College

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MathematicsPsychological Tests


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Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Kavruck

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0034.074Accession Number: 1990.0034Catalog Number: 1990.0034.074

Object Name: Psychological Test

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 21.8 cm x 28 cm; 1/32 in x 8 19/32 in x 11 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_692363

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