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Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia (MATRICS) Consensus Cognitive Battery

Keith H. Nuechterlein, PhD, and Michael F. Green, PhD

Measures cognition in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders
Paper and pencil, Software
Age range:
20 years to 59 years
60–90 minutes
Qualification level:
All qualifications for Level B plus an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Battery to Measure Cognitive Performance in Those Diagnosed with Schizophrenia


Measure cognition in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders using tests selected by experts. The MCCB was developed to aid research toward creating medication effective for improving cognition in individuals with schizophrenia.

Features and benefits

  • A standardized battery. Consists of 10 individually administered tests that measure cognitive performance in seven domains: speed of processing, attention/vigilance, working memory, verbal learning, visual learning, reasoning and problem solving, and social cognition.
  • Backed by the NIH, NIMH, FDA, and field experts. The MCCB is the result of a unique broad-based consensus process that included the academic community, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Suitable for multiple purposes. Intended to provide a relatively brief evaluation of key cognitive domains that are relevant to schizophrenia and related disorders, the battery is appropriate for use as an outcome measure for clinical trials of cognition-enhancing drugs, when studying cognitive remediation, to measure cognitive change, and as a cognitive reference point for nonintervention studies of schizophrenia and other severe psychiatric disorders.


Available in other languages

  • The MCCB Kit has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish for Spain, and Spanish for Central and South American. This product uses English norms only. 
  • The MCCB is also available in Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Croatian, Dutch, English for Malaysia, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Tamil, Telugu, and Ukrainian. Call 1.800.331.8378 for more information.

Revised software and manual included in kit

In addition to scoring CDs, each MCCB kit includes a serial code for a PDF download.

The MCCB Scoring Program allows entry of primary raw scores and provides the corresponding T scores and percentiles and a graphic profile of the T scores for each of the seven cognitive domains. The scoring program also enables you to enter data into statistical programs for group analyses.

Recent updates to MCCB software (which includes the MCCB Scoring Program, MSCEIT Branch 4 Scoring Program, and CPT-IP program, include:

  • Expanded functionality.
  • The option of using normative data from countries and regions outside the United States. 

Updates to the MSCEIT Branch 4 Scoring Program include the development of an international version, so users can generate standard scores for the MSCEIT based on North American norms or international norms. New security features have also been added. For details, please see the "MCCB Update Information" file on the Resources tab.

Updates to the CPT-IP program allow onscreen instructions in more than 20 languages, so a respondent can view them in his or her native language before beginning the test.

The new MCCB Manual, Third Edition with Supplement, is included in the MCCB Kit.