I didn't pass the 10 skill test yet and after 3 times not passing, it locked me, can't retrieved it.
@bmoeharjo, have you clicked on an individual lesson? (Not the place with the keyhole). Also, just to be sure, would you please post a screen shot of what you see on your screen and circle the problem area?
Additionally, what browser and operating system are you using? (Or, if you are using an app, please let us know which app.) Thank you! :)
Hrm... this might be a matter for the staff that have blue rings. But I'm going to try something before I step aside.
The levels go up when you earn points.. It's not related to how many new skills you learn (Basics 1 is a Skill. Inside of it are Lessons that you need to complete before you can continue into Phrases or Basics 2).
Meanwhile, you are not required to use the feature pictured below to move forward to the next skill or the next level. Also, the test out option pictured below closes once you've completed lessons or been unable to complete the test after a few tries.
Instead, if all of your lessons have green checkmarks, go back to your language tree (you can find it here at www.duolingo.com) and move to Basics 2.)
I hope this helps! If not, it is a question that someone with a blue ring will probably need to assist you with.
It is no problem at all bmoeharjo. You will find a lot of nice people here who want to help you succeed. This is a good community. :)
Since you are new here, you might not have heard of the wiki yet, it is like a giant FAQ http://duolingo.wikia.com/ It is still under construction, but, a lot has already been added. ^_^