The Language Proficiency Index (LPI) is an academic reading and writing test that measures English language proficiency at the pre-university or pre-college level. The test is paper delivered and consists of the following four parts:

  • identifying errors in sentence structure,
  • identifying errors in English usage,
  • evaluating and/or summarizing short prose passages, and
  • writing an argumentative essay.

Many post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and other parts of Canada, as well as a host of BC professional organizations, use LPI scores for placement in educational/professional programs or for employment.

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