Gertrude Hildreth

Brooklyn College
Lincoln School, Teacher's College, Columbia University

Biographical Statement


A.B., North Central College, 1920 A.M., University of Illinois, 1921 Ph.D., Columbia University, 1925

Gertrude Hildreth is perhaps best known for her development of the Metropolitan Readiness Tests and for her contribution to the Metropolitan Achievement Tests, both widely used in schools today.  However, many no longer recall her monumental Bibliography of Mental Tests and Rating Scales, published in 1933 and 1939, the latter covering a 50 year time period and over 4,000 titles.  She issued a supplement containing an additional 1,000 items in 1946.  Dr. Hildreth was a psychologist with the Lincoln School at Teacher's College, Columbia for over 20 years before moving to Brooklyn College, where she remained until retirement.  She was a fellow of the American Psychological Association and was President of the APA Educational Psychology Division in 1949.  Her papers are in the ETS Archives.