What is LPI?

The Language Proficiency Index (LPI) is an English language test of reading and writing. The test was originally developed at The University of British Columbia and is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia.

The purpose of the LPI Test is to provide a consistent and standardized measurement of a test taker’s competency in English. 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 or first-year English courses.

In addition to post-secondary institutions, many companies and professional associations look to recruit employees and certify members who have the necessary reading and writing skills to carry out their responsibilities and represent their organizations effectively. The LPI assessment information helps to maximize the success rate of individuals applying to programs at post-secondary institutions and professional organizations, and also contributes to the efficiency of these programs.