After taking the Miller Analogies Test, you will be provided with two percentile ranks: one comparing you to all test-takers and another that compares you to students in your same major (they tend to be close). MAT score percentiles can be used to compare yourself to thousands of other test takers from around the country, and students like to know what to aim for early on.
Unfortunately, Pearson—the maker of the MAT—has not released a broken down chart of Miller Analogies Test score percentiles. Some test makers can be positively stingy with such useful information. But we can still use several official sources to get a rough idea.
According to the Official MAT Scoring booklet, the average score on the MAT is 400. Thus, 400 represents the 50th percentile. From the examples given in the booklet, a score of 410 represents the 70th percentile. Lastly, looking at information from high IQ societies (Mensa, Intertel, etc.), a score of about 430 corresponds to around the 95th percentile, and a score of 450 corresponds to about the 99th percentile.
Remember, these are rough estimates based off official information. For improved accuracy, we might stick to ranges:
- 400-404 = 50th percentile
- 405-409 = 60th percentile
- 410-415 = 70th percentile
- 416-420 = 80th percentile
- 421-425 = 90th percentile
- 430-440 = 95th percentile
- 450-600 = 99th percentile
There you have it! Estimated score percentiles for the Miller Analogies Test.
Being an IQ test, scoring in the 90th percentile or higher is much rarer than on other standardized tests. Students should focus on scoring in the 70th and 80th percentiles. This will probably be sufficient for most schools and definitely attainable with strategic studying!