take attendance

take attendance

to make a record of persons attending something. The teacher took attendance before starting the class. I will take attendance each day.
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take atˈtendance

(American English) check who is present and who is not present at a place and mark this information on a list of names: The teacher took attendance at the beginning of every class.
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With new ScholarChip applications, teachers and administrators can use smart phones and ScholarChip smart cards to take attendance and monitor hallways.
Applying the business axiom, "What gets measured gets done," we recommend instructors take attendance at the beginning of every class session.
And currently, the school is upgrading its palmOne fleet to WiFi-enabled Tungsten C models and adding eSIS software from Media-X that will let teachers take attendance with a click.
The students paid for the class; I did my best to teach them to write well; we wrote; we discussed; we learned; we read; but I didn't take attendance for a grade.
They can be secretaries and take attendance on a separate sheet of paper.