The Mental Agility Test includes 50 questions and respondents are given 15 minutes to complete it. If the respondent answers more than 45 answers correctly, they have exceptionally high ability. A score of 38-45 indicates that they have high ability. A score of 25-37 indicates that they have average ability. Lastly, a score of below 25 indicates that they have below average ability. These norm groups have been established from a total sample of more than 6800 test-takers from across 15 different countries.
A high score on the MMAT does not mean that a person will be effective in a specific job. Nor does a low score indicate that a person will be ineffective. Scores must be assessed relative to the needs of a specific role. This can be done by assessing individuals who are performing well within that specific job within your organization. If a large enough sample size of individuals is assessed, you may be able to find patterns to determine what level of ability is appropriate for that role.
If the candidate's first language is not English, recognize the potential difficulties and make allowances if appropriate. For candidates with dyslexia, questions can be read aloud. This should be taken into account when analyzing the score, but no extra time should be given.
The report will include the time it took for the respondent to complete the assessment. This time will be 15 minutes unless the respondent exits the assessment prior to the time running out. The report will include the score out of 50, which represents how many questions they answered correctly. The report will also state how many questions the respondent answered in total, both correct and incorrect. The percentile score is where the participant is ranked in percentile terms in relation to the reference or norm group to which the participant's performance is compared. This percentile is displayed on the graph as well. Lastly, the report will indicate which norm group the respondent is in (Exceptionally High Ability, High Ability, Average Ability, Below Average Ability).
When generating the report, you have the ability to select whether or not to “Show Answers”. If you select “Yes” on this dropdown list, the report will also include the respondent’s selection for all questions that they answered as well as denote with an “x” if the selection is incorrect or a “✓” if the selection is correct. You may find patterns within the answers which can provide additional information. For example, if most mathematical questions were incorrect it may be that math is not one of the candidate’s strengths.