[Lpi-brasil] Bom dia a todos
evan at lpi.org
Wed Jun 18 11:59:17 EDT 2003
Again, please excuse my use of English.
It has been wonderful to see such a high level of activity on the
lpi-brasil mailing list! I have been trying to read as many emails as
possible using translation systems available on the Web.
I would like to clarify my understanding of what will be happening
regarding the delivery of LPI exams in Brasil.
We will continue to offer all exams through the VUE and Prometric networks,
which offer personal, computer-based testing. However, as you know the
price is US $100 per exam and many people cannot afford this.
Unfortunately, we cannot lower the prices on these exams because of the
costs we must pay to the delivery networks.
LPI, as a community organization, wants to make our certification program
as accessible as possible while maintaining its security and quality.
Last year, Maddog visited São Paulo and delivered a number of English
language exams, in classrooms, on paper rather than delivered by computer.
Later this month, I will be in São Paulo to deliver two more days of exams.
The cost of these exams is R$150 for *both* 101 and 102 (or 201 and 202 for
people who have completed Level 1).
While in Brasil I will be teaching Marcelo Marques to be an official
"proctor" for LPI. A proctor is someone who may administer the paper-based
exams as a representative of LPI.
At this time there are less than 10 LPI-approved proctors in the world. The
current ones are staff members of LPI, or LPI affiliates in countries such
as Japan and Germany. Marcelo will join this highly-trusted "team" after I
It is my understanding that Marcelo will be conducting LPI paper-based exam
events on a regular basis, at different locations around the country. Where
and when these will take place will be determined, for now, by Marcelo in
consultation with LPI-Brasil.
LPI-Brasil will work with LPI Inc. to increase the numbers of paper-based
exams which can be delivered. It is our intention to train six more
proctors early in 2004, so the exam events may be expanded in frequency and
may be delivered in every state.
LPI is also committed to translating our exams into Portuguese, and we will
work with LPI-Brasil to ensure that this happens with the highest level of
quality and security.
In conclusion, I want to publicly thank Marcelo Marques. He has personally
done much to advance LPI in Brasil, and he has been a substantial help to
me personally while I was in São Paulo.
Please contact Marcelo (in Portuguese) or me (in English) if you have any
questions or comments about the above remarks.
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