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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
  • 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.

Please visit the official web site at for more information.