A practice in personnel selection where a different cut-off score is assigned to an applicant depending on their race. It is an illegal practice and is banned on the local, state and federal level by civil rights legislation.

RACE NORMING: "Race norming allowed a lower qualifying score for some applicants depending on their race."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RACE NORMING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/race-norming/ (accessed October 18, 2021).