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Is there a word for the act of calling each student name in a classroom to know which students are present, and which ones are absent?

I used google translate and tried to translate it from other languages which gave me the word absenteeism which its English meaning shows that it's not what I'm looking for:

Absenteeism: the practice of regularly staying away from work or school without good reason.

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In the US at least it is called roll call: "the act or an instance of calling off a list of names (as for checking attendance)".

It's also sometimes called taking attendance.

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    The first phrase that came to my mind was "taking roll". "Taking attendance" is also good. "Roll call" has this meaning, as well as several other shades of meaning. – Acccumulation Sep 29 '17 at 15:10

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