Southern California Association for Language Assessment Research (SCALAR) is a student-run organization formed by graduate students and faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Its goal is to promote awareness, research, and practice in language assessment in the southern California region. Each year, SCALAR organizes a conference to provide graduate students and other language assessment researchers and practitioners with opportunities to present their research and to receive feedback and guidance from leading scholars in the fields of education and assessment.