The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. It consists of 120 partial analogies that are completed in 60 minutes. The MAT is intended to measure the ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language, and general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. Dictionaries or any other reference aides are not permitted when taking the MAT.
After you take the MAT, you will receive your personal Score Report 10-15 business days from the date that Harcourt Assessment receives your test. Your personal Score Reports will provide you with the scaled score and percentile ranks you received on the MAT. The MAT scaled scores currently range from 200 to 600 with a mean (average) of 400. The percentile ranks on your personal Score Report indicate the percentage of examinees in the norm group who received a scaled score lower than yours. Percentile rank ranges from 1 to 99. Your personal Score Report also includes a listing of the recipient schools you chose to receive your scores.
Taking the MAT
The Miller Analogies site contains the most current and complete information about the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). It includes information about applying to take the test, the contents of the test, and what happens after you have taken the test. The website also includes strategies for solving analogies, sample items, and a practice test to help test-takers prepare for the MAT.
The MAT is available by appointment at Western’s Testing Center.
To arrange an appointment to take the computer-based MAT:
- Contact the Testing Center, either in person 333 32nd Street / AC 120 or by calling (360) 650-3080;
- A fee of $125 is payable at time of test by cash, check, or debit/credit.
Test takes approximately 1.5 hours;
- Preliminary scores will be available immediately; official results will be mailed within 10-15 days.
- See Test Prep Review for additional test preparation information and free practice tests.