What Is STEPS and What It Offers
STEPS, is a premier provider of professional evaluation and assessment services in Kuwait, which provides students and professionals with a secure testing environment with highest levels of testing standards maintained.
STEPS offers a secure & quiet environment with technologically advanced testing facility for Computer-Based Tests (CBT) and a traditional paper-and-pencil testing facility.
STEPS offers a wide-range of services to University stakeholders, Corporate and Professionals to gauge competency knowledge and skills for evaluation purposes.
STEPS also manages Microsoft Imagine Academy & CISCO NetAcademy for its students and provides industry certifications through academies.
STEPS follows a strict code of conduct for all tests and exams conducted at its testing center to ensure secured and reliable testing services.
Assessments & Exams
STEPS provides the services of conducting assessments & exams for students. These assessments are usually done at the request of the faculty throughout the course. These include assignments such as quizzes, online tests and written tests.
Some assessment items in a course are compulsory, which means if a student doesn't pass or completes it, he/she may fail the course. These could be anything from practicums, to laboratory work or a final exam.
To conduct an assessment or exam for students, faculties are required to get an approval letter from the Head of the Department / Dean of College / Director or Vice President of Academic Affairs in order to schedule an exam for the student.
STEPS hosts IT Academies at GUST. These IT academies provide GUST students with online access to rich content from global leaders in education. IT Academies helps students to understand concepts from basics to professional levels which enhances the student’s skills in their respective areas.
STEPS currently hosts the following IT Academies:
- Microsoft IT Academy
- CISCO NetAcademy
In addition to the above, GUST also conducts online student placement tests on ACCUPLACER, approved by College Board – USA, Prevue Psychometric Testing and KAPLAN International Tools for English Test.
Corporate Sectors have recently began using Testing Services for various reasons. STEPS delivers testing services to corporate and government organizations by providing discipline tests (majors) for recruitment campaigns. This includes the following:
- Discipline-based Tests
- Psychometric Tests
- Aptitude Tests
- English Language Tests
- Job-Candidate Testing Services (Individual & Group)
STEPS is currently the Authorized Testing Center for the following testing vendors:
- Pearson VUE
- Educational Testing Services – TOEFL
Vision and Mission
Our Vision is to be recognized as a premier provider of professional evaluation & assessment services.
Our Mission is to provide evaluation and assessment services to the GUST community as well as wider audience in Kuwait.
STEPS is committed to provide the latest certifications and quality testing services that are essential to admission, retention, graduation and post-graduation needs of GUST students and Kuwait community at large. The center will be distinctive in providing access and opportunity of quality testing to a diverse population in Kuwait.
STEPS will help the surrounding community in assessing their knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to higher and continuing education by providing a variety of local and national testing opportunities. This will be accomplished through the use of written and computer-adapted assessment and testing instruments.
Our Strategic Goals
- To expand Outreach
- To enhance Learning Experience
- To foster Operational Excellence
- To optimize Quality Control
- To positively impact society through meaningful engagement
- To effectively promote, & publicize products & services
- To build a state-of-the-art center fully equipped with the latest technology and tools
Come and Meet Us
We are based in the main building (W3) on the west side, located in W3-101. If you enter from the West Gate entrance, you would find an escalator taking you up on the first floor. As you reach the top, turn on your right side. Our visuals will guide you to our Testing Center. More detailed description can be found here. Our mailing address is as below:
W3-101, Block 5, Building 1
Mubarak Al-Abdullah Area/West Mishref
To sign up for an exam all you have to do is to call us on our number and talk to one of our staff. They will assist you in registration for your exam and provide you with a most convenient time and date so that you can take your exam at our Testing Center without any hassle.