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Hi you guys! When you were in elementary, middle or high school, what phrase did your teacher often use when they read aloud the names of all the students on the list to make certain that they are present? Was it "roll call" or "attendance check"?
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Roll call is most common here.
They "Call the register" here.
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Bob in Wales
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When I was in secondary school (in England), the terms they usually used were call the register, take attendance and take registration. AFAIK, take attendance is also frequently used in the US.
It's Roll Call in Aus.
WoZ who has called it
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