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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

As a reasonably priced test administered in 60 minutes, the MAT represents an excellent option for candidates applying to any of the hundreds of graduate programs that accept MAT scores for admission.

Introducing New Norms

In an effort to ensure the continuing relevance and usefulness of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for assessing analytical skills and academic content critical to success in graduate education, Pearson is introducing new norms in 2013. These new norms include updated MAT percentile ranks that reflect the performance of the current candidate population, while leaving the scaled score range of 200–600 unchanged.

Some background on the MAT:

  • The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.
  • Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.
  • Through analogies with content from various academic subjects, MAT scores help graduate schools identify candidates whose knowledge and abilities go beyond mere memorizing and repeating information.
  • The analytical skills measured by the MAT are key to success in graduate school and are highly valued by graduate programs.
  • For more than 50 years, the MAT has proven to be a reliable and valid test for assessing candidates for graduate school.
  • Predictive validity studies conducted by Pearson and by independent researchers have shown positive correlations between MAT scores and subsequent success in graduate programs.

    So if you have a choice, the MAT makes sense.

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