Does anyone know the origin of why, in California schools, the state has a a separate ethnic classification of "Filipino" yet major ethnicities like Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are lumped into an "Asian" subgroup?
California measures academic performance using an API (Academic Performance Index).
The state keeps track of API subgroups scores, with subgroups defined
as the following ethnic and socioeconomic categories:
- Black or African American
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Asian (i.e., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Asian Indian, Laotian, Cambodian, Other Asian, or Hmong)
- Hispanic or Latino
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (i.e., Native Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, or Tahitian)
- Two or More Races
- Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
- English Learners
- Students with Disabilities
What was the reason why "Filipino" was broken out separately from "Asian"?