The Miller Analogies Test, or MAT, is a graduate level entrance exam that focuses on testing your analytical thinking skills and academic knowledge using analogies. The score you receive on this exam helps colleges and universities evaluate your readiness for graduate-level education and professional life. Your score card will reflect a test score between 200 and 600 as well as two MAT percentile ranks.
Look for your scaled score, which will be the first score reported on your official score report. The score will be between 200 and 600, with a mean score of 400. The score you receive is based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Since the level of difficulty varies for the different versions of the exam, your raw score is converted to a score on a common scale.
Find your percentile ranks, or PR. Your percentile rank will be a number between 1 and 99. You will find two of these -- one percentile for your intended major and one for the total group. The percentile for your intended major only compares your score to others who took the exam with the same intended major. The percentile for total group indicates how well you did compared to other testing candidates who have taken this exam for the first time between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011. This percentile rank may change if you take the exam again, even if you receive the same score, as your score is compared to a current MAT norm group. For instance, if you receive a percentile rank of 87, this means that 87 percent of the current norm group received a score lower than yours.
Look over the rest of your report. You will find your personal information and a record of which colleges or universities Pearson sent your official transcript to. Your test date, number of times you took the exam and the explanatory definitions of "scaled score" and "percentile rank" are also found on the report. Verify that all information is correct, and contact Pearson if there is any incorrect information. You can do this via mail, email, phone or fax, all of which are listed on their MAT contact information page.