A single weight (percentage of the base amount for every student) or dollar amount allocated by the state for students that qualify based on certain factors or student needs. Allocations determined by flat weights do not vary based on specific program needs or student characteristics. A flat weight allocation would provide each qualifying student the same amount of money, rather than increasing or decreasing funding for qualifying students based on categories or level of need. (Source: Education Commission of the States. (2021). Glossary of K-12 Education Funding.)