It's up to each state, however, to decide which racial groups to measure separately in its ratings. The Texas Education Agency has said a racial group should make up at least 10 percent of the state's student population to trigger inclusion.
Any California school with more than 100 multiracial students will be measured on those students' performance.
Many Hispanics, for instance, feel discounted because they cannot be considered multiracial
"If you're trying to understand school performance under a microscope, mixed race is not really helpful," he said. "Multiracial doesn't act in a particular way."