n. refers to an approach to setting cutoff scores in personnel selection. Initially, several ranges of scores known as score bands are identified, usually on the basis of the standard error of measurement for the test. Rather than being sorted individually, all scores falling within the same band are regarded as equivalent. If it becomes necessary to discriminate between applicants in the same band, then further tests or criteria must be used.
BANDING: "Banding is used in university grading, whereby, a score of 95, for example, may fall in the 90-100 band and therefore constitutes an A."