Scoring on the Miller Analogies Test is something we have talked about in a few different blogs in terms of the average MAT score and what makes a “good” MAT score. Here, we are going to look more into the Miller Analogies score range.
Miller Analogies Scaled Score
There are multiple forms of the MAT, each with slightly different questions. The difference in question content means that some forms of the exam are slightly more difficult than others. To compensate for this difference, Pearson converts the total number of questions you get correct (raw score) into a scaled score. The Miller Analogies scaled score is adjusted for the different levels of difficulty between the MAT forms which allows Pearson to make a fair comparison between all test takers.
MAT Scaled Score Range
After taking the MAT, you will be assigned a scaled score ranging from 200-600. You can see an example of the official score report in the MAT candidate booklet. The mean score for all students is 400; this represents the 50th percentile (MAT percentiles). Now, despite the fact that the MAT can be scored up to 600, it is extremely rare to see a score above 500 (99.99+ percentile). This is a bit different from other exams where we do often hear about perfect scores. That is not something that generally occurs on the MAT (MAT Perfect Scores).
Getting A “Good” Score
I want to mention as often as I can that a “good” score on the MAT is going to be the score you need for your specific program. Go to your school’s website, look up the average MAT score, and aim to score a little above that. This is all that most students will need. There is never going to be a reason to stress out over getting a perfect score on the MAT.