Schulausgangsschrift (SAS), or school starting script, was introduced in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), or East Germany, in 1968 as a substitute for the Deutsche Normalschrift. It was developed by Renate Tost, a graphic designer and calligrapher (studied under Albert Kapr) from Leipzig.
Sample pages from exercise books Schreibschrift üben – Schulausgangschrift by Tessloff.
Sample pages from exercise book Ich kann die Schreibschrift by Sternchenverlag 2022
It is a slanted style with simplified uppercase letters, and cursive, fully-joining lowercase letters with ascender and descender loops. Some uppercase letters feature out-strokes to facilitate joining with lowercase letters. While uppercase and lowercase letters join in this model, this becomes optional for students in higher grades.