Overview and Description

The Matrix Analogies Test (MAT; Naglieri, 1985 a, 1985b) is a figural matrices test, similar to others of like names (e.g., K-ABC Matrix analogies, K-BIT Matrices, WAIS-III Matrix Reasoning). The MAT comes in two forms: a group-administered short form that consists of 34 multiple-choice items and an expanded form that consists of 64 individually administered multiple-choice items. The test consists of abstract designs printed two per page, in the colors of black, white, blue, and yellow. The nature of the test is abstract reasoning with four item types: pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning, and spatial visualization. The MAT Short and Expanded forms are designed for administration to individuals ages 5 through 18 years. Because of the minimal language involvement in the test, the MAT is particularly well suited to assessing the intelligence of individuals whose native language is not English, and of those with hearing impairments or learning disabilities.

The raw scores obtained on the expanded form of the MAT can be converted into standard scores with a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15. Age equivalents and percentile ranks are also provided. The raw scores obtained on the short form of the MAT can be converted to per-centile ranks, stanines, and age equivalents.

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