This study expounds the impact of the evaluation of academic projects with and without metrics. It is based on realtime data gathered from term-end academic projects of six batches of students at BIIT, Yelagiri Hills. It validates its result with tables and graphs to show the distinction between the two types of evaluation in software academic projects. The data for three years without measurement and with measurement confirm that the evaluation with measurement improves the students performance in their project in terms of timeframe, output and quality. It concludes that measurement - based software engineering education helps the learners and trainers to identify learners strengths and improve further.