The Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Test is an English language test of reading and writing, originally developed at The University of British Columbia, and is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia.
The LPI Test provides a consistent and standardized measurement of an examinee’s competency in English, and many post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and other parts of Canada use LPI scores to assess the English language proficiency of prospective and current students for entrance into their academic programs.
The assessment information provided to post-secondary institutions, companies, and professional associations through the LPI Test allows organizations to recruit employees and certify members who have the necessary reading and writing skills to carry out key responsibilities, and to represent their organizations effectively.
The Language Proficiency Index Test is accepted by over 30 academic institutions across British Columbia and other parts of Canada. The test is also accepted by a number of professional associations, including the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre, the Central Saanich Police Service, and the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.
The LPI test is developed in Canada at Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia.
Paragon has become Canada’s leading English language testing organization and is committed to developing tests that meet the highest quality standards in the field.