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Miller Analogies Test Old Scoring to New Scoring

It is pretty difficult to find Miller Analogies Test old scoring converted to new scoring. This is something Pearson simply has not provided, so it takes a couple of sources to try estimate a conversion between the two scores.

MAT old score to new score

On the old MAT, you received a raw score and a percentile score. The raw score was the number of correct answers you had out of a total of 100 questions (Miller Analogies Test old scoring). Pearson stopped using this scoring system back in 2004. While there probably was some sort of conversion chart at that time, it has been over a decade since then, and Pearson does not seem to maintain any official score conversion chart.

The best resource I have been able to find for an MAT score conversion is from California State University Stanislaus. You can follow the link, but I have also written up the conversion in case the information is ever taken down. Coincidentally, this chart references a Harcourt Assesment manual from 2004. Harcourt is a subdivision of Pearson, and this is likely a conversion chart they released to colleges shortly after switching from the old score to the new one.

Raw Score Scaled Score Raw Score Scaled Score
1 <306 50 413
2 311 51 415
3 315 52 417
4 320 53 418
5 323 54 419
6 326 55 421
7 329 56 422
8 332 57 424
9 335 58 426
10 337 59 427
11 339 60 428
12 342 61 429
13 345 62 431
14 347 63 433
15 350 64 434
16 353 65 436
17 355 66 438
18 357 67 439
19 360 68 441
20 363 69 443
21 375 70 444
22 367 71 446
23 369 72 448
24 371 73 450
25 373 74 452
26 375 75 454
27 377 76 456
28 379 77 458
29 381 78 460
30 383 79 462
31 384 80 464
32 386 81 466
33 388 82 469
34 389 83 471
35 391 84 473
36 393 85 477
37 394 86 480
38 396 87 484
39 397 88 489
40 399 89 493
41 400 90 498
42 402 91 503
43 403 92 508
44 405 93 512
45 406 94 517
46 408 95 519
47 409 96 524
48 411 97 528
49 412 98 533
99 >537

How Accurate is this?

I have checked this chart against other official sources from Pearson as well as sources like Mensa and the Triple Nine Society, two high IQ societies that accept the MAT.

Triple Nine accepts a score of 85 on the old MAT scoring (raw) and a 472 on the new scoring (scaled). If you look this up on the chart, a score of 85 is converted to a 477. I have done these “cross checks” a few times, and the conversion chart is normally within 2-8 points. Overall, I think it provides an acceptable estimate for most purposes.

 

About Bertrand

Bertrand is a remote tutor and a MAT blogger for Magoosh. He received a B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied education theory at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He has been studying and working in education since 2010. Born and raised in New Jersey, he now resides in Philadelphia. When he isn’t helping students study or writing blogs for Magoosh, he spends his time practicing mixed martial arts and reading as much as his schedule permits.


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