The original plan was for the final draft of the Next Generation Science Standards to be released during March 2013.. well you may have noticed that the end of March is quickly approaching. According to the NGSS site, the standards will be released April 2013. I’ve heard “through the grapevine” that the more exact range is during the second week of April (8-12), 2013.
I’ve also heard rumors that the number of performance expectations has been reduced by about 1/3 since the last public draft. This sounds encouraging since I know multiple individuals and groups were advocating for a reduction in the number of ideas/standards.
Keep checking the NGSS site and I’ll post any news I hear as we approach the final release. And just for fun, below is a short video of Karen Ostlund discussing the 3 Dimensions of the NGSS.