All of the information on MAT scores and reporting can be found through the Pearson website or in the score reporting section of the MAT candidate information booklet. Let’s go over some of the key points in regards to your MAT scores.
What is a score report?
Your official score report will provide several pieces of important information about your test performance. It will include your MAT percentile rank, which compares you to your peers, and it will show your MAT scaled score (200-600). The score report will also include the date of your most recent exam, as well as listing your total number of MAT attempts.
Sending the score report
At the start of the MAT, you will have the opportunity to select several schools to receive your MAT scores free of charge. If you accept your scores, Pearson will automatically send them out in 10-15 business days. This is important to keep in mind when you are scheduling your exam. Make sure you schedule the exam early enough that you test scores will arrive on time.
MAT “No-Score” option
At the end of your exam, you will be give an “unofficial” scaled score. While it is possible that your “official” score will change, it is unlikely. In most cases, your official score will be the same as your unofficial score. If you–for any reason–decide you are unhappy with that score, you can choose the “no-score” option at the end of the exam.
The no-score option will prevent a score report from being sent to your school. In fact, there will be no record of you having taken the MAT on that date. Be absolutely sure before you click this option. Once you choose it, there is no way to retrieve your score if you change your mind. It also does not come with any sort of refund.
For more information on score reporting and on the MAT in general, I recommend reading through the official candidate handbook.