call (the) roll

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call (the) roll

In a group setting, to call out each person's name from a list to see if they are present or absent. I haven't called roll yet, but it looks like a lot of kids are absent from school today. Suzy, please call the roll, I need to step out for a moment.
See also: call, roll

call (the) roll

 and take (the) roll
to call the names of people from a list of those enrolled, expecting them to reply if they are present. After I call the roll, please open your books to page 12. I will take roll, and then we will do arithmetic.
See also: call, roll
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This can be supported by a report in which time required for taking attendance by calling roll took time 2-15 minutes depending on class size.
91%) took attendance by calling roll number of students including few those faculties who involved either a class representative or a section leader for taking attendance.
Teachers are shown how to handle such tasks as calling roll, asking questions, and administering oral exams.