Technical Assistance

Of the ten MCCB tests, three have alternate forms: BVMT-R, HVLT-R, and NAB Mazes. The BVMT-R and HVLT-R have six forms, and NAB Mazes has two forms. The MCCB test kit includes all six forms of the BVMT-R, HVLT-R Form 1, and NAB Mazes Form 1 with accompanying administrator forms and respondent booklets for 25 administrations. For clinical trials in which the MCCB will be administered multiple times to each participant, the use of alternate forms for these three tests is an option that may minimize practice effects. Alternate forms for the HVLT-R and NAB Mazes can be ordered as part of the MCCB Retest Packets.

Recommended Alternate Forms
Number of Forms Used in Study Recommended Forms
2 Forms 1 + 4 Forms 1 + 5
3-5 Forms 1, 4, 3, 5, 6 Forms 1, 5, 3, 4, 6

The table above shows the alternate forms recommended for studies that plan to use two or more alternate forms. Form 4 of the HVLT-R and Form 5 of the BVMT-R were the alternate forms used in the MATRICS Psychometric and Standardization Study with schizophrenia participants. The recommendations for studies using three to five alternate forms are based on discussions with the test developers about the comparability of test forms and their use in clinical trials with persons with schizophrenia. Form 2 for both measures was slightly less suitable for clinical trials, and is not recommended for use as part of the MCCB.

For technical questions and technical support of the individually copyrighted tests that are part of the MCCB, the original test publisher (copyright holder) should be contacted. Inquiries about the administration and scoring of theĀ Trail Making Test: Part A andĀ Category Fluency: Animal Naming, two tests in the public domain, can be directed to MATRICS Assessment, Inc. Questions about the routine installation and use of the program for the CPT-IP, MATRICS XP version, and the MCCB scoring program can be directed to MATRICS Assessment, Inc. Technical support for the CPT-IP, MATRICS XP version, that goes beyond routine program installation and use can be provided through separate arrangements with the CPT-IP developer. Consult the Table below for the relevant contact information for each MCCB test:

Test or Program Company/Person
To Contact
Website E-Mail Address Telephone Number
Category Fluency: Animal Naming MATRICS Assessment Inc.
Trail Making Test (TMT): Part A
Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS): Symbol-Coding Richard Keefe, Ph.D. richard.keefe@
Continuous Performance Test-Identical Pairs (CPT-IP) program Installation and use: MATRICS Assessment Inc.
Letter-Number Span (LNS) MATRICS Assessment Inc.
Wechsler Memory Scale -Third Edition (WMS-III): Spatial Span Pearson (formerly Harcourt) Assessments, Inc. pearson
Tech Support Contact Form
(800) 328-5999
Hopkins Verbal Learning Test – Revised (HVLT-R) Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (800) 899-8378
Brief Visuospatial Memory Test – Revised (BVMT-R) Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (800) 899-8378
Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB): Mazes Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (800) 899-8378
Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT): Managing Emotions test and computer scoring program Multi-Health Systems Inc. (800) 496-8324
or (416) 492-2627
MCCB computer scoring program MATRICS Assessment Inc.