The final chapters for the students in ASAP will be written during the upcoming years. If students perform according to predictions made before the implementation of the project, the population of ASAP students who go through the instructional sequence (from K or 1) will be accelerated at least 2 years in all subjects. If this prediction is realized, it will further substantiate the reliability and potential of Direct Instruction when it is implemented properly. The confirmation will also provide benchmark achievements for entering children of varying abilities. Hopefully, the level of achievement will show that the achievements possible for even the lowest performers (the special-education and Title One students) is far higher than is realized by currently popular school practices and patterns.
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